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Contemporary free house near the canal

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

This 17th-century inn is a well-known landmark on the A4, once the main coach road between London and Bristol. Only 300 yards from lock gate 70 on the Kennet & Avon Canal, it is popular with the boating fraternity, walkers and cyclists. It changes its real ales frequently, although Falling Star from Wickwar has long been a favourite, with Andwells, Box Steam, Ramsbury or West Berkshire alongside. There are three inviting restaurant areas in which to eat traditional pub favourites, such as braised faggots and caramelised onion gravy: pan-fried lamb’s liver and crispy bacon; Pelican fish pie; and the seasonal baked hake en papillote with buttered vegetables, plus steaks and burgers. Many of these, and snacks, are also available at lunchtime. There’s a on the first Friday of every month.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 12–10)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–3, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–8
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–8

Price guide

  • Main course from12
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A4 midway between Marlborough and Hungerford.

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